MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!
Monday May 24th, 1999
Steve Morrison, creator of the XULTool, has joined MozillaZine (as some of you may already know). He has been hard at work getting the XULTool working on our site, and we're pleased to announce that the ChromeZone is now online.
Now, with a simple form, you can change the look and feel of Mozilla, and create your own themes! You can also choose from some ready-made themes we have available. You can also send your own themes to ChromeZone for addition to our site.
So, fire up apprunner and head over to the chromeZone.
We got a lot of great entries for our little "name our new chrome area" contest, but in our final vote, "ChromeZone" came out on top. A number of people submitted the name "ChromeZone" or a variation for our contest. Clayton Scott was the first, however, and his prize is a stuffed Mozilla doll from Netscape. I know we didn't promise any prizes for the contest, but we wanted to give something to the winner.
Thanks to everyone for you contributions, and if you have any suggestions for the chromeZone, let us know.
#152 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!
by MozillaSupporterNOTAssKisser <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday May 27th, 1999 11:12 AM
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You just made a good point, Kovu.
The majority of Windows users won't appreciate their application UI loading like a web page... or looking like a web page... or behaving like a scripted web page.
Mozilla will be released when Win98 is 1 1/2+ years into market, Office2K will have out for over 6 months and Win2K will probably alreaady have been released.
Microsoft is aiming at a common and consistent 'look & feel' across all of it's applications. Windows users won't accept the radical change in UI design that Mozilla will sport.
For Mozilla making a difference, it's not about current Netscape users migrating to the 5.0 version. It's about giving IE users a reason to switch.
This 'customizable'/'skinnable' metaphor has already gone through the ringer with the Windows crowd... it's a no go. You will be hard pressed to find any major Win32 application that sports this skinnable interface... at least, not one that is sold for a profit.